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Welcome to the Waste & Recycling Department



The Town of Canandaigua has been operating the transfer station facility since 1988. Residents of the Town can dispose of household residential garbage, recyclables, food/organic waste and electronics at no charge. The Transfer Station facility will also accept residential construction and demolition debris, and some oversized items for an additional cost. We DO NOT accept any form of commercial waste. Click here for an overview of everything accepted at the Transfer Station.


Permits and Coupons:

Transfer and recycling services are available to Town of Canandaigua residents only. Permits are required (see picture at right) and are available at no charge from the Town Clerk's office in Town Hall. Vehicle registration and proof of residency are required to obtain your permit. The yellow hang tag permits are now available and will be valid for 2023 - 2024.
Coupons are used to dispose of items that require additional cost. Coupons are $2.00 each and can be purchased at the Transfer Station Facility or from the Town Clerk during the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm weekdays, with extended hours on Wednesday until 5:30pm.
  • City of Canandaigua residents, see information and updates here.


Click here for the Ontario County 2024 Special Collection Events Schedule flyer.


Click here for the Transfer Station Fee Schedule.


The Transfer Station does NOT accept :

  • Hazardous waste (propane tanks, paint, fuel, aerosol cans, etc.)
    • Check the Special Collection Events Schedule on the Ontario County website for these items.
  • Commercial waste

The Transfer Station accepts:

  • Household residential garbage in CLEAR or WHITE trash bags or emptied from open containers, kitchen trash compactor bags ARE acceptable.
  • Construction and demolition debris (can be disposed of at a $2.00 per coupon charge based on current fee schedule)
  • Window glass, picture frame glass, perfume bottles, drinking glasses, opaque glass, or ceramics (dispose of with household waste).


The Transfer Station also accepts these items for recycling, in their separate designated collection area:

*click on the blue links below for more information about what is accepted

  • Food and Organic Waste                                                                      
  • Gently used clothes
  • Used motor oil
  • Leaves, brush, Christmas trees, & yard debris
  • Batteries: Car, truck, boat, motorcycle & lawn tractor batteries
  • Batteries: Single Use (AA, AAA, D, C) no lithium ion or rechargeable batteries
  • Appliances
  • Copper & Scrap Metal
  • Radiators
  • Plastic Bags                                                                        


Zero-Sort Recycling, clean and empty(Printable Flyer)

  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Box board (cereal boxes, egg cartons, rolls, etc.)
  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail, store flyers
  • Office paper (white and colored)
  • Envelopes (manilla and white), file folders
  • Empty food & cans, aluminum foil
  • Glass bottles and jars (all colors)
  • Plasic Bottles, Jugs, Tubs, & Lids (Plastic No. 1-7, excluding styrofoam)















Can't find what you are looking for? Check out the Recycle Right NY Recyclopedia for a searchable database.

If there are any items not listed here, please talk to one of the attendants or contact us at (585) 394-3300. If you have excessive amounts of demolition and construction materials to remove, please refer to your local yellow page listings for sources for renting roll-offs. All services are provided to Town of Canandaigua residents only.

Not a resident of the Town of Canandaigua, or unsure what to do with an item? Visit: http://ontariocountyrecycles.org/ for more information.


Check out this video from Casella for more information about Zero-Sort Recycling:


Wednesday: 4:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday: 8:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Facility Address:
5440 Route 5 & 20 West
Canandaigua, NY 14424


Contact us at (585) 394-3300


Please note: Town residents may drop off yard waste during transfer facility hours only. You must have your residency sticker on your vehicle for these services.

City of Canandaigua Residents

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